It’s crucial that we work with men who use violence to break the cycle of abuse and hold them accountable across the system to ensure the safety of women and children.
The Working with Men to End Family Violence conference will focus on how we work with men, from early intervention to crisis responses to ensure a web of accountability. We will also unpack how we engage men who use violence in evidence-based programs to reduce risk and bring about lasting change.
Why attend this event?• Hear from key stakeholders driving change in the way we work with men who use violence at a system and practice level
• Get an in-depth insight into current and emerging men’s behaviour change interventions and models including; residential, Aboriginal, CaLD, GBTQI and fathering programs
• Share your thoughts and ask your questions with live Q&A, interactive polls and collaborative roundtable discussions
• Re-watch and review any content you missed at your convenience with content available on-demand after the conference
Who will attend?Representatives of the Community, Government, Police and Justice sectors with responsibility for:
• Family/Domestic Violence
• Men’s Behaviour Change
• Children/Child Protection
• Violence Prevention
• Mental Health
• Drug and Alcohol
Free Pass ApplicationThe Hatchery is dedicated to connecting people with knowledge to inspire change. To do this, we endeavour to make our conferences as accessible as possible to organisations and individuals driving this change.
As such, The Hatchery is proud to offer a select number of free passes to representatives of small NGOs and interested individuals who may not otherwise be able to pay to attend.
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Attend to learn:
- Build capability to drive cultural & systems change
- Strengthen integrated early intervention & crisis responses
- Maximise the effectiveness of men’s behaviour change interventions
- Improve work with Indigenous men & communities
No to Violence
Jacqui Watt became CEO of No To Violence (NTV) in February 2015 just as the Victorian Royal Commission into Family violence was beginning its work.
Jacqui’s determination to assist NTV succeed in working with men to end Family Violence means she is an inspiring speaker, contributes energetically to discussions on what works and is committed to changing how the community prevents, thinks about and responds to this pernicious social issue.
Male Family Violence is a topic close to Jacqui’s heart having experienced it as a child.
With solid people leadership and change management skills, and over 30 years working in the community and government sectors in both Australia and UK, she says she is loving the challenge of leading a men’s organisation at a time of national focus of ending family violence.
Previous experience includes being CEO of two peak bodies advocating for Community Housing – one in Scotland and one in Victoria – and a year as Director of Client Services at Anglicare Victoria. Jacqui has worked in the fields of alcohol and drugs, mental health, disability, social housing and social enterprise.
With her skills, passion and mindset, Jacqui is well placed to support NTV to deliver its ambitious 5 year Strategic Plan.
Jacqui holds an honors degree in Social Policy from University of Edinburgh and a Masters in Management and Social Responsibility from Bristol University.
Jacqui is a GAICD (Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors) and the Chair of ACSO “Housing with Convection.
HMA New Zealand
Ken has over thirty-five years’ experience working at the cutting edge of intervention work with men who are violent and who sexually abuse. He is known for his innovative practice ideas and the ability to translate theory into practice.
He has held positions as a member and Chair of the Family Violence Advisory Committee/ Te Rangai Whiriwhiri Tukinotanga a-Whānau. He was also a founding member of the National Network of Stopping Violence Services/Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Putanga and is a past chair. Ken was a member of the regulations working group for the Domestic Violence Act (1995). In addition, he has worked as a part-time lecturer in Social Work at Canterbury University and is now involved full-time with HMA as manager, writer of materials and principal trainer. He has been a member of the Domestic Violence Act Program Approvals Committee for the Ministry of Justice.
Ken McMaster has published two books on Domestic Violence – A Private Affair, GP Books: Wellington (1989) and Feeling Angry, Playing Fair, Reed: Auckland, (1988). He has co-edited a book with Arthur Wells titled Innovative Approaches to Stopping Family Violence, Steele Roberts: Wellington (2003), and with Leon Bakker titled Will they do it again: Assessing and managing risk, HMA Books: Christchurch (2006). In 2011 Ken co-edited with David Riley Effective Interventions with Offenders, Steele Roberts: Wellington (2011).
Ken has an extensive publishing record and regularly undertakes conference presentations. He has had involvement in training corrections staff dating back to 1985 and has led the design of a number of large corrections initiatives in Australia and New Zealand. Ken is MINT trained and is currently Chair of MI Oceania, a voluntary group of MINT members tasked with supporting MI practice within this part of the world.
Cross Borders Indigenous Family Violence Program
David has a strong commitment to social justice and advocating for social policy which addresses inequity and unfairness, reflected in his record of innovative service design in the areas of family and domestic violence, homelessness, family support, financial counselling, and fathering.
He has worked in senior positions in government and the community sector and understands the context of both, giving him a unique understanding of how best to shape relationships and outcomes for the community.
In addition to his role as Communicare’s Executive Director Service Delivery and Design, David is the State Co-chair for Anti-Poverty Week and is on the Board of WACOSS.
David has also worked in major system change as part of the child protection reform agenda as well as transformational change programs at UnitingCare West and Communicare.
Communicare’s values of HOPE strongly align with David’s personal values. Hope is about the ability to generate optimism, about holding a positive view on the shared future that we can create. One in which we hold and share a collective responsibility for one another.
David believes leadership is a privilege and the opportunity to lead, enable and inspire so many great people and programs drives him in his work every day, and he has great pride in Communicare’s contemporary, values driven, inclusive and bold approach.
David has qualifications in Social Work, Public Sector Management and is a Company Directors Graduate. He has also completed the Cranlanna Executive Colloquium.